Peay, Austin: Petition, Middlesex County
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[newspaper clipping] Notice is hereby given, that we shall petition the next Legislature of Virginia for permission to remain in the state as free persons of colour. Austin Peay, Benj. Hord, Oct 3. 42--w 4t*